Shipper waters have been a-churning. It's always more entertaining for me when fans stick to wild posts about the characters, though, rather than snide addresses to individuals in fandom. The great Anime Suki "Rukia or Orihime" thread gets dull when it falls into "You're ten years old" "No, you are". That I can skip--but for some degenerate personal reason having to do with an intrinsic character flaw I'm sure, I can never get enough of essay-length posts where people tweak all their gender studies classes and wiki browsing of mythologies into Bleach plot and character prediction. I stumbled upon something the other day that mentioned Gandhi and Mozart and IchIOri in the same breath. Awkwardly, of course, but hey, the brain-energy is fun. The stoopid is fun. I feel like when I was a kid and my little sister would bomb me with Alka-seltzer tablets while I was taking a bath.
Bleach Volume 34 with Nel on the cover in the most fanservicey art yet from Kubo-sensei goes on sale soon. As soon as anyone gets an advance copy, post the doodles and the POEM, please. I'm so curious as to what sort of poem Kubo wrote for Neliel.